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Domestic in Richmond Hill leaves Karen Costa and Jeffrey Costa dead

Police received a 911 call on April 7th, at around 11 a.m from a person, who had found a dead body in the house. When police arrived they found two dead bodies. One man and one woman, with obvious signs of injury. The victims names won’t be released until their next of kin have been notified.

Police say the investigation is in the early stages but they aren’t looking for any suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)


Police identified the victims as Karen Costa 52, and Jeffrey Costa 22, her son.

**UPDATE** 04-11-16

In a written statement Sam Costa, husband of Karin and father of Jeffery spoke out about the tragedy. “This unspeakable tragedy that occurred in our family home last week was the result of a loving and protective mother trying to save her son from harming himself,”.

Sam Costa said Jeffrey, has struggled with with his illness and the Costa family had been involved with mental health fundraising efforts for the past 20 years.

Robert Veltheer 77 found dead in a Richmond Hill home

Robert Veltheer’s body was found at a home on Harding Boulevard in Richmond Hill, at around 9pm on February 7th.  York Regional Police said 77 year old Veltheer was found with “obvious signs of trauma” on his body.

A woman who lived in the home with Veltheer and his son, was the one who called 911. Police have not said how the woman is related, or who the home belonged to.

It was revealed shortly after that Veltheer was stabbed. Police found the weapon at the scene, but aren’t disclosing what it was at this time.

Jacob Veltheer, 30, the son of Robert, was spotted by police walking on Highway 48 on February 8th around 1:30 pm, he was arrested and charged with first degree murder.